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These lovable creatures are gentle in nature and easy to handle, plus they return wonderfully soft fiber for their keep.
Moving to the country often leads to raising animals. Cows, goats, and sheep have long been popular choices, but these days more people are looking into alternative livestock, such as alpacas....
Alpaca farms across North America will invite the public to visit their farms every September to meet their alpacas and enjoy special activities and demonstrations for National Alpaca Farm Days.
Alpaca Owners Associations, Inc. (AOA) invites you to visit their member farms and ranches during National Alpaca Farm Days. On September 29th and 30th, alpaca owners from across the United States...
The Bauers spin beautiful fiber from their favorite animals
On a picturesque acreage, Melody and her baby Adagio quietly graze on a luscious green pasture. This mother and son pair are part of a herd of 13 alpacas owned by Stan and Janetta Bauer. Their...
Everything you need to know about raising alpacas.
Find an alpaca farm near you!
Joe and Gloria Williams came back from a vacation with more than souvenirs
Most of us like the area where we vacation, but wouldn’t want to live there. The opposite was true with Joe and Gloria Williams. In 1996, the upstate New York couple was vacationing in South...
Watch for the warning signs and stay out of the line of fire
Llamas and alpacas are sweet animals but won't hesitate to spit at you. Lisa Williamson is an associate professor of large animal medicine at the University of Georgia. She says llamas and...
Simple steps for maintaining proper health
Radio interview source: Dr. Robert Van Saun, Extension Veterinarian, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Alpaca fleece is highly-coveted for everything from...
Visit Heritage Farm, home to Tim and Beth Sheets and their herd of suri alpacas.
A mini mill was the perfect solution for the sheep, llamas, and alpacas on this acreage.
Tom and Mette Goehring of Lompoc, California, have a lot of fiber. They raise club lambs for 4-H and F-F-A kids, along with llamas, alpacas, and Icelandic sheep. For many years, they had...